POET. PERFORMANCE ARTIST. 1000 LIGHTNING BUGS IN A TRENCHCOAT.
Shay Alexi is a writer and performer based out of Atlanta, GA. They are the author of DIARY OF A GHOST GIRL (Glass Poetry Press), a six part seance exploring the intersections of healing, resurrection, and the mythology of girlhood.
They placed first in the nation with their slam teams at the 2018 National Poetry Slam Group Piece Finals and the 2018 Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS). Shay’s poems “Song of the Prettybird” and “And This Time the Butter Rejects the Knife” were featured by Button Poetry and, along with other online video content, have amassed over 150,000 views.
shay was the winner of the 2017 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins poetry prize, and was selected to attend the tin house summer workshop in 2019. their work has been featured by or is forthcoming from The Rumpus, PAnk, and tinderbox poetry, amongst others.